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Oct 1, 2012 12:00am PDT
taxes is because the median income is as low as 1995. until the current election season, republicans and democrats supported both the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit. i doubled the earned income tax credit. it was signed under the tax credit. reagan started it. we started it with a strong support of republicans in congress. president bush dealt with that, then president obama increased the earned income tax credit for families with more than three children. this is a rejection of basically more than three decades of bipartisan policy to support working families. it's not a bunch of free loaders. there's only 4% of the total population who don't pay federal income tax and don't work and may not be looking for work. we now have the numbers on this, so, i think that most important thing for him is to find a way to relate to more people in these debates and speak to more of them. this is not the republican primary anymore. >> is he principled, do you think? mitt romney? >> that's not the issue, to me. i think he will -- i think he's principled in the sense that he will
Oct 5, 2012 12:00am PDT
romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. the fellow onstage last night said he didn't know anything about that. >> tonight, the post-debate political landscape seems rather different. a whopping 67% think mitt romney won the debate. 25% for president obama. there's a long way to go in this debate and the divide between left and right is growing. th brings me to tonight's battleground america. the debate you have been waiting for. jennifer granholm versus newt gingrich. she's the former governor of michigan. he's of course, the former presidential candidate and speaker of the house. just as in last night's debate, we are running a clock at the bottom of your screen to keep track of speaking time for our debaters although frankly, i want a real debate. if you two decide to go at each other, chew each other to pieces, that's fine with me. we'll forget all about the clock. if i want to interrupt and pick you up on any inconsistencies in your arguments, i will be piling in with impunity also ignoring the clock.
Oct 5, 2012 9:00pm EDT
his tax plan which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? because according to experts, he would have to raise taxes on the middle class, or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here, how could we ever trust him here? >> roller coaster week hitting a high note for president obama. the new jobless numbers are easing the pain of his poor debate performance and bring romney's momentum to a sharp stop or it may not. joining me now, "new york times" columnist, nick kristof. let's start with the job figures today. because it's clearly good news for barack obama politically if nothing else. >> not only the numbers today but the revisions for the last two months. we seem to really be on a trajectory and you know, this is going -- apparently what really matters is not the economy for the year but the economy at the moment as people approach the election. people are beginning to vote. >> the good news for barack obama there. not so good news his performance at the debate. common consensus is a bit of a turkey. >> he blew it. >> why de blid he blow it? he's such a skill
Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm PDT
takes away a big talking point and what is mitt romney going to do specifically, how is his tax plan going to be structured? he hasn't answered those. what deductions is he going to take away because failure to answer allows for there to be an argument that he's going to raise taxes on the middle class to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy. so i think the president has a real opportunity here. i do think in the convention, bill clinton was a wonderful third party validater. the president has a chance to go on the attack as well in a presidential way, but i think again, because the media is not going to allow for the president to walk out of there as a win because it will say that the race is essentially over, i think the media will end up declaring mitt romney the winner regardless. >> there's a big problem, lots of big problems for mitt romney right now, but this 47% thing. if you're barack obama, as he has been doing these attack ads the last few days, he will hammer mitt romney over the head throughout this debate about 47%. if he doesn't, he's mad. because it's an incredibly powerf
Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
to go through the math of how the governor's budget plan works, and you can pay for it, and his tax cuts, i think he'll be hard-pressed to say that well i'll get back to you, i don't have time. i think the debate's going to be interesting and they're going to have to back up their statements. i think they'll be held to account for more than they've been held to account for as far as the facts and the details in this hour debate, hour and a half debate. >> it will certainly be fascinating. for now, thank you very much. >> thank you, piers. >>> here to break down all the debate strategy in tonight's battleground america, two "new york times" columnists on opposite sides. charles blow and ross dalfell. thank you both. i see you're already snarling across the newsroom. >> we're great friends. >> i don't want to hear that. >> he's my favorite conservative. >> no time for friends. let me start with you, ross. romney's got it all to play for, good and bad, depending on who you talk to. this is make or break time in a good or bad way. chris christie believes and i will quote here, i've seen
Sep 28, 2012 12:00am PDT
. these two things, his bain record and the taxes issue and the 47%, it all just morphs into a picture that he's just not one of them. >> yeah, but you know what, when we were living in times of peace and prosperity we have the luxury of trying to vote for the president who's the guy we would go get a beer with. you have unemployment over 8% for 43 months. when we're not living in a time of peace or prosperity, i think those issues of how much do i like this guy and how much is he like somebody i would be buddies with becomes secondary to who's got an idea for who's going to fix these problems. i think if he's able to position himself as mr. fix-it, you know, that may not necessarily be warm and fuzzy -- >> the problem, though, the problem is you might not think that they think it matters but of course, the romney campaign today has issued the most extraordinary picture i have ever seen in the campaign which is mitt romney lying in the sand in a gigantic heart in which he's written "i love ann." >> very sweet. >> he was a missionary for the mormons here, i think in france when
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